Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just be yourself

Sometimes this is a hard thing to do.  But I just let things fly around my head today and this is what came out of my fingertips.  Not sure I'm really this wild but it is what it is.  lol

This tag was one of the Marbled Stains backgrounds (CCCv2 #3 challenge) that didn't work the way I had hoped so I opted to ink it up a bit more and add some Wendyness to it.  Now it's ready for the MakingArt challenge that is hosted by Lori on the EverythingWendyVecchi yahoo group.  It's hard to see it from this angle but the eye is the challenge and uses the cracked glass technique that can be found in Wendy's 3rd book on page 22.

Here's what I used on this tag:

Studio 490: An Eye For Art (eye), A Form Of Art (torso, text), Dreams Of Art (leaf for wings), Tools For Art (stars)

Using Pumice Stone distress ink I stamped some handwriting text but it's so faint you can hardly see it.  The message was stamped on the tag using Jet Black archival ink.  The torso was stamped on Claudine Hellmuth's sticky backed canvas in JBAI, colored with a brown distress ink then stuck to a scrap of grunge board and cut out.  A leftover piece of Tim's Vintage Lace (metal sticky tape on cardstock) was attached to the bottom.  I stamped the stars using the Gold paint dabber, heat set them then stamped over them with JBAI.

The eye was stamped on grunge board and colored with Tumbled Glass distress marker and Tattered Rose distress ink.  Crackle paint was applied to the inside.  Around the frame I dotted some Gold Lame Smooch (Clearsnap).  Behind the eye/head is a leftover piece of a Tattered Floral die that was cut from a soda can and covered with Caramel alcohol ink.

The leaves were leftover bits from when I was playing around with Wendy's Metallic Clearly For Art technique so I don't remember the colors I used.  I did use JBAI to stamp the leaves on the scrap.  Cut out, heated to form with my fingers.


  1. this turned out great! what better place to use the cracked glass tech than on a glass eye!! lol

  2. I LOVE It - beautiful and perfect for the sentiment!

  3. I really love the eye as face, and how cool to use that technique on it when that's what we're working on @ EWV yahoo group!

  4. Very cool tag, and it's good to see how wild you really the cracked idea! Thanks for joining the MAC!